Elba Raquel
As of 2006 I have made myself 3 homes...San Jose, Mexico and now San Francisco. I am an Academy of Art University Alumni, who graduated with several recognitions in the field of Illustration within the Academy and outside,looking to go to Editorial and Children's books. I enjoy the act of creating illustrations therefore do not limit myself to these areas of work.

I learned to paint at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose from Barbara Bouchard, many times dancing while drawing and painting, as she recognized the importance of movement from the body to the canvas.

My interest is in both realism and graphic art so I like to blend the 2 into what I call "fantastic realism." My playful nature reflects in my pieces through rhythm and color.